Common "Nortriptyline" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant, which is used to treat depression, ADHD, anxiety, bedwetting in children, smoking in adults, and neuropathic pain. It is available in liquid and capsule form and has to be taken orally. The common side effects include orthostatic hypotension, blurred vision, constipation, and weakness.

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I developed photosensitivity after using Nortriptyline, and I am on anxiety medicine. How can I handle this?

Query: Hello doctor, I have anxiety. The current medications I am using are Escitalopram 15 mg, Flupentixol 0.5 mg, and Nortriptyline 50 mg (to manage sleeplessness caused by Flupentixol). Since I started taking the tablet Nortriptyline 50 mg, my sleep issues have been resolved. However, I have developed p...  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your case, and I understand your concern. Nortriptyline (Nortriptyline hydrochloride) could be the cause of dry eyes. In this case, you can use eye drops with fake tears, like Refresh Tears (Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium). They keep the eyes moist an...  Read Full »

My headache feels like it squeezes my head above the eyes. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a headache that seems to be squeezing my head right above the eyes. It happened yesterday after completing my work. I tried to sleep at that time but I am not able to sleep. I am using eyeglasses and I am not sure whether these two are related.   Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you have this headache for the first time. Please mention its onset whether it seems to increase gradually or it seems to be a thunderclap headache. Please mention whether you have a fever or nasal discharge in the past few days.   Read Full »

Can EDS cause spider veins?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old female, who weighs 150 lbs and 5.9 feet tall. I have been experiencing a burning, stinging, or intensely sharp pain in different areas of my body, which always seems to be coming from a vein or artery on my neck where carotid is, in the leg, foot, arm, and temple. I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to People suffering from EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) tend to develop neuropathy like symptoms, that is tingling sensations. This could be a result of neuropathy or just somatic in nature. Important here is that, if all your parameters and blood work, ultrasound a...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy when I take BP medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I was recently diagnosed with high BP. The doctor asked me to get a lipid profile test done and the results were normal. So, he prescribed Tazloc 40 but, when I took this medicine I felt very dizzy. I am unable to work and it is affecting my job as well.  I...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, I went through your post. Your age is 35, which means you are young. However, you have not mentioned how much your BP reading was raised by.Tazloc (Telmisartan) is a good drug, but unless your BP was more than 160/90, it would cause giddiness. Nortipan (a combination of Nortriptyline and Preg...  Read Full »

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